Is it any coincidence that three days after Negan makes his long awaited debut on The Walking Dead TV show that he gets his groove back in The Walking Dead #153? Possibly. But knowing how meticulous Robert Kirkman is with his fingers in so many pies, I doubt it. Some thoughts and spoilers about this issue after the break.
So my least favorite event from the entire run of The Walking Dead comic finally made its way to the small screen with the season finale of season six of the show. Some comments, speculation and of course spoilers for the show and the comic after the break.
I was a little underwhelmed with the first season of Fear The Walking Dead. Ryan seemed to like it a lot more than I did, and I think a big difference between us is that Ryan doesn’t watch The Walking Dead. Besides the fact that that is a sign he is clinically insane, it gives me a much different perspective. I just found the best of Fear would only be a mediocre episode of TWD.
That’s not to say I’m not looking forward to season 2, and you know I’ll be watching. Exactly how much time are they going to spend on that yacht anyway? And where are they going? An interview with showrunner Dave Erickson by Variety gives some insight if you are interested. It is very, very light on potential spoilers.
I think they call this “counter programming”. With Sunday being Valentine’s Day, the most invented romantic day of the year, the big entertainment events this weekend are the debut of the R-rated Deadpool movie and the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead, for which you can watch the first 4 minutes of after the cut.
Over the weekend Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice released a new poster and a couple of new TV spots. You can check out the TV spots after the break. One of which contains the line I used in the title of this post. It’s only 30 seconds, but is cringe worthy. I know I may be the last of the converted, but I’m starting to have real concerns about this movie the more I see of it. (In fairness, the Bat-centered ad is not too bad.)
As for the poster, I think it points out another failure on the part of Warner Bros/DC. #whowillwin? Really? No one cares, and since this last trailer, I’d argue you could even change the title of the movie and remove the “v”. Hey, I know that two heroes meeting for the first time and fighting and eventually joining forces against some evil is one of the biggest tropes in comic books. And of course that’s what we all expected with this movie. But with the last trailer revealing said team-up (and adding Wonder Woman) to fight Doomsday, why even bother with the pretense anymore. The trailer even gives us the “conclusion” of their fight. Let it go WB/DC. #whowillwin? Not moviegoers by the looks of things. (I hope I’m wrong.)
In “some light at the end of the tunnel” news, Walking Dead alum Lauren Cohan has confirmed that she will play Martha Wayne in the film. I’m gonna guess it is a small, bullet hole filled flashback, but at least that is something to look forward to.
For once EVER, let’s turn the tables and take a look at how we can eat the zombies for a change! Am-I-right? I mean – why do they get to do all the eating? I say NAY! We shall turn you zombies into a delicious sugary treat – and I shall proclaim: LET THEM EAT CAKE! And then we can all revel in the wonder of some artists as they school us on how to make brilliant Walking Dead cakes. Tempt your taste buds after the break:
The creation of the Gabbing Geek Secret Wars Power Rankings was definitely a team effort. The blame for the majority of the actual rankings though, falls squarely with me. I like making lists of stuff, as evident by my Spider-Man Chronology, but I hate ranking things. So going through each and every Secret Wars issue and trying to give them a ranking was outside my usual comfort zone. But that’s why I get paid the big bucks.
But like anything of this nature, opinions vary. My tastes are different from others on the Gabbing Geek staff, and likely different from yours. With that in mind, I asked Ryan and Tom to give me their opinions on the most overrated and underrated series on the list. Find out what they had to say after the break.